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UX design for gender-neutral users

Why we need to rethink and categorize ecommerce as gender-neutral For generations, a majority of the world’s functions have been categorized or focused on binary genders, rather than being gender-neutral. This includes what people wear, the way they act, and how they shop. But with Generation Z (Gen Z) stepping into the world, traditional, societal […]

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Business

Inclusive language: Why your words matter

*This article mainly focuses on the English language Inclusive language is a core component of UX content Using inclusive language makes users feel more at ease and comforted when using a product, which makes it a better user experience (UX). Inclusive language makes content more understandable to people from diverse backgrounds — not just a […]

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Design

How to implement inclusive design

Defining inclusive design What is inclusive design? Let’s start by focusing on what inclusive design is. The Microsoft Inclusive Design Team defines inclusive design like this: Inclusive Design is a methodology, born out of digital environments, that enables and draws on the full range of human diversity. Most importantly, this means including and learning from […]

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Tips & Advice
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5 UX Best Practices: Responsive Design

The benefits of responsive design Did you know that designing the same site for different platforms increases traffic? Responsive design is smart design. Globally, 56 percent of internet traffic comes from mobile users. Desktop users take up 42 percent, and the remaining usage comes from tablet users. Responsive, mobile-first design practices can help to get […]

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Tips & Advice
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5 UX Best Practices: Accessibility

Designs that work for everyone What to consider when designing accessibly Accessibility in design means creating experiences that allow anyone, even those with disabilities, to easily use your product. Hence, to design accessibly is to design inclusively. There are special considerations when designing inclusively for websites and digital products. We want the same resources available […]

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Tips & Advice
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What do I need to know about web accessibility?

Why do I need to know about web accessibility? Did you know, 15 percent of the world’s population experiences some form of disability? That is equivalent to roughly one-fifth of the global population. With that in mind, it is best practice to design and develop for inclusivity. Creating an accessible website would allow an additional […]

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Web Accessibility is No Longer an Option

With the January 15th United States Court Of Appeals For The Ninth Circuit handing down an opinion in Robles v. Dominos Pizza, it’s clear that site owners are going to need to really look at how their websites (and mobile apps) are complying with the American with Disabilities Act.

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Design

What is Inclusive Design?

Digital designers and developers often hear about the importance of accessibility; however, we also need to put an emphasis on inclusion. Inclusive design takes into consideration a larger population that will be able to use and access your website. So what is Inclusive Design? Microsoft says it best: Inclusive Design is a methodology, born out […]

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